Worldsteel published July’s global crude steel production on August 20th. World crude steel production was 132.3 million metric tonnes, 2.9% higher than in July 2012 and 1.0% higher than in June 2013.
Chinese production increased by 3.8 million tonnes (+6%) between July 2012 and July 2013 to reach 65.5 million tonnes but the month on month average daily production was actually 2.2% lower from June to July 2013. Taiwan and India’s production increased by over 0.3 million tonnes year-on-year but South Korean production declined by 0.35 million tonnes. Production in the European Union 27 countries fell by about 0.5 million tonnes (worldsteel doesn’t publish Romanian figures this year so we don’t know the exact change) with significantly lower production compared to July 2012 from Italy, Germany, France and Poland.
As usual, all the data for July 2013 (and plenty of prior years) are ready to be thoroughly analyzed in the Nerds spreadsheet below.